Veterans benefits

VA recommends dropping legal challenge over ‘blue water’ Navy veteran benefits

Veterans Affairs leaders will not recommend appealing a Federal Court ruling awarding disability benefits to thousands of Vietnam veterans who claim exposure to cancer-causing chemical defoliants during ship deployments in the United States. off that country’s coast, officials confirmed on Tuesday. During an appearance before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee, VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said […]

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Local veterans organization works to help fellow veterans

Congress failed to pass legislation to address this issue in 2018, and in mid-January, new legislation was introduced in Congress. The Congressional Budget Office estimated it would affect about 90,000 veterans and cost about $1.1 billion over 10 years, according to Military.com. Wick was an aviation storekeeper and also worked on pest control aboard the […]